Would you like to contribute to solutions to climate change and resource scarcity? Work with us at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Plant Sciences (IBG-2) on innovative use, production and technology concepts related to “plants”, “sustainability” and “bioeconomy”. Conduct interdisciplinary research in international or regional teams using state-of-the-art sensors and measurement concepts – in the laboratory, greenhouse, field or airborne. Contribute to over 10 years of experience in plant phenotyping and knowledge-based bioeconomy research.

Within the graduate programme: “Quantitative Plant Sciences”, the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Plant Sciences (IBG-2) is offering several PhD Positions in “Quantitative Plant Sciences”

Requirements for all projects (please attach documents to your letter of application, as only complete applications can be considered)
  • A good university degree in a discipline that can contribute in an experimental or theoretical way to one of the above mentioned projects (in Germany 2.0 or better). Please also pay attention to the requirements formulated in the individual projects
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • A letter of motivation regarding your scientific interests and experience including your specific interest in the selected project(s)
  • Enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Very good oral and written English skills

We offer:

The IBG-2 – Plant Sciences offers a unique, interdisciplinary working environment in which an excellent infrastructure and state-of-the-art plant physiology techniques are developed and applied to meet the major challenges of plant production for a sustainable bio-economy.

  • We offer world-class infrastructure and expertise in plant phenotyping
  • The opportunity to work in a unique interdisciplinary team (scientists, engineers and technicians) with national and international partners
  • A structured doctoral degree programme for you and your supervisors with a comprehensive further training and networking package on our doctoral researchers’ platform JuDocs

The position is initially for a fixed term of 3 years. Pay in line with 65% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60 % of a monthly salary as special payment („Christmas bonus“).

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
We look forward to receiving your application until 29.05.2022, via our online recruitment system below.

The interviews take place in June. The interviews take place in June. Depending on the availability of candidates (e.g. visa or corona-limitations), the positions will then be filled promptly.

5 PhD Positions in “Quantitative Plant Sciences”

Doctoral theses are offered in the following subject areas, for which you can apply online via the respective link

Topic 1: Seed filling dynamics of grain crops as affected by drought and heat(apply now)

Topic 2: Deciphering the changes in cell walls of drought stressed Poplar trees (apply now)

Topic 3: Light Induced Fluorescence Transient (LIFT) method for quantification and early detection of anomalies in sugar beet performance (apply now)

Topic 4: Time series of drone-based solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence for sensing crop photosynthetic response to environmental factors (apply now)

Topic 5: Probing Dynamics of Photosynthesis Regulation in Plants by Forced Oscillation Light (apply now)

Please note that for technical reasons, applications cannot be accepted by e-mail.
Questions about the job advertisement?
Please feel free to contact us, mentioning the reference number 2022D-044-048:

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